Let's Bring Film Back to the Rialto
When I was a little girl, my friends and I would go to the Rialto Theater almost every Saturday to watch the movie...when I got into high school, we used to all meet at the Rialto at midnight to watch whatever scary movie was current at the time...the theater would be packed with teenagers! As time went on, though, more movie theaters popped up in nearby areas that showed multiple movies at a time and our hometown theater that only showed one movie per week started to decline. Finally, it closed down altogether and sat neglected for many years. Then one day, a wonderful woman named Jen came along and introduced plays, art (for sale) by local artists, Tuesday night jam sessions, etc...all to breathe life back into our small hometown theater! In this technological age when you can watch movies in a theater, on cable, on DVD's, Netflix, and Redbox...wouldn't it be cool to go back to the time when you could watch an old classic on the big screen!? I feel a lot of nostalgia when I think of that old theater and look forward to one day being able to do just that! The problem is funding...it will cost $70,000 to get the Rialto Theater digitalized and caught up with current technology. We would also like to introduce new technology that would allow people with hearing impairment to be able to enjoy the experience, too. We are currently researching what the cost of that would be...I would like to challenge all of the people who graduated from APHS to join me in this quest to bring film back to our theater! We all grew up there, shared laughs and friendships...maybe even our very first kiss! Please help me in this endeavor...it will not only benefit our theater, but also our community...breathe life back into it by drawing in others from the surrounding area! It WILL be worth the effort! So, open your hearts and your wallets and let's do it! Since this is a non-profit organization, would you please try getting your donations in before the end of the year? Thank you so much!!!+ Read More
OK, I'm throwing down a challenge to all of you who lost one of their high school friends due to cancer, an accident, etc. to donate in their memory. I would like to donate in memory of my friend, Ruth Heiser Seymour, who died of cancer. Ruth was in Drama class in high school and performed in all of our plays...she even did a dinner/theater gig one summer...so I think it is fitting to donate in her memory because I would give anything to see one last film with her!